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September 8, 2022

Charlotte’s Only Midcentury Modern Home Tour Returns

2022 Mad About Modern home tour offers in-person and virtual options

Charlotte’s Mad About Modern home tour returns for its 11th year on Saturday, Sept. 24, as a hybrid event, with homes available to view in-person and online. Tickets include access to a special kickoff event on Sept. 22 at The Charlotte Museum of History, which presents the tour.

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August 23, 2022

Charlotte's Only Midcentury Modern Home Tour Returns This Fall

2022 Mad About Modern home tour offers in-person and virtual options.

After two years of virtual-only tours, Charlotte's Mad About Modern home tour returns on Saturday, Sept. 24, as a hybrid event, with homes available to view both in-person and online.

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August 9, 2022

Go Behind the Scenes of Charlotte Signs Exhibit With Creator and Charlotte Native Christopher Lawing

Exhibit features iconic signs from The Penguin, Eastland Mall, JFG Coffee and more.

Meet photographer and exhibit creator Christopher Lawing on Saturday, Aug. 27, during a book talk at The Charlotte Museum of History. Attendees can explore Lawing’s “Charlotte: Signs of Home” exhibit now on display at the museum and get a signed copy of his book, “Charlotte: The Signs of the Times.”

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July 27, 2022

New Exhibit Compares Today’s Carolinas to the Region More Than 300 Years Ago

“A Delicious Country” retraces a British explorer’s 1701 expedition through the Carolinas on foot and by canoe.

British explorer John Lawson trekked through the Carolina colony in 1701, recording all he saw. Three centuries later, Raleigh journalist Scott Huler followed his trail, documenting what had changed and what remained the same. Their journeys are featured in a new exhibit, “A Delicious Country,” on display at The Charlotte Museum of History through March 2023.

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July 27, 2022

Museum Welcomes New U.S. Citizens on Independence Day at Public Naturalization Ceremony

Event returns to The Charlotte Museum of History for the first time since 2019.

The Charlotte Museum of History will once again celebrate Independence Day with a Naturalization Ceremony for new U.S. citizens on Monday, July 4, at 11 a.m. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

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June 23, 2022

Charlotte History Museum Names Terri L. White As Its New President & CEO

The Charlotte Museum of History has named Terri L. White as its new president & CEO, effective July 4. White comes to the museum after previous stints in development and operations roles at both the Heinz History Center and the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh and at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum in D.C.

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June 2, 2022

Charlotte’s Final Chance to See Groundbreaking Exhibit About Schools for Black Children in Jim Crow South

Photography exhibit closes in Charlotte on June 18. Photos from the exhibit will become part of Smithsonian collection.

This is Charlotte’s last chance to see an exhibit with photos that are bound for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. “A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America” closes in Charlotte on June 18.

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May 18, 2022

Explore the History of Indigenous Peoples in Charlotte at Two Free Events This Spring

Join The Charlotte Museum of History for two free events this spring highlighting the historic contributions of Indigenous peoples in the Charlotte…

First, join the museum on the campus of Davidson College on Saturday, May 28, for a guided walking tour of “Unshadowed Land,” an art installation that reflects on the history of the site as Indigenous land as well as a site of enslavement.

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April 28, 2022

Celebrate the Legendary Meckdec At Charlotte's Oldest Home, the 1774 Alexander Rock House

Join The Charlotte Museum of History on Saturday, May 21, to celebrate Charlotte’s most legendary moment—the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on May 20, 1775. Some historians say the MeckDec was America’s original declaration of independence.

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April 5, 2022

See History Museum at Night and Meet the Curator of a New Exhibit About the Legacy of 4,978 Jim Crow-Era Schools for Black Children

Meet Georgia-based photographer and author Andrew Feiler on Thursday, Apr. 21, during an evening event and book talk at The Charlotte Museum of History. Attendees can explore Feiler’s exhibit and get a signed copy of his book.

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March 8, 2022

Learn About One of the Oldest Cultural Traditions in Charlotte

Enjoy free history museum admission, take a guided tour of Catawba pottery exhibit and watch a special live-streamed event with the Catawba Nation.

Take a guided exhibit tour with The Charlotte Museum of History on Saturday, March 26, and learn about one of the oldest cultural traditions in the Carolinas, Catawba pottery.

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February 9, 2022

Celebrate Charlotte's African American Culture and History at Free Museum Festival

See new photography exhibit about schools for Black children in the segregated South.

Get free admission to The Charlotte Museum of History and celebrate Charlotte’s Black history and culture on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the annual African American Heritage Festival, hosted by the history museum.

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January 24, 2022

Visit the Charlotte Museum of History for Free and Celebrate African American Culture and History

Get free admission to The Charlotte Museum of History and celebrate Charlotte’s Black history and culture on Feb. 26 at the annual African American Heritage Festival, hosted by the history museum.

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